Westozzy wrote:Yes the sweet spot will change with the board for sure.
It's the range that you are powered, without de powering the kite I'd say.
mike holmes wrote:You guys didn't get me. What I meant was that although with an 11m I can be powered exactly as I want to be, i will still prefer being way underpowered on a 9m in the surf because it is faster in turning and faster from side to side. So for a sweetspot isn't just the power generated from the kite but a hole set of characteristics.
Peter_Frank wrote:This is an old topic "re-awakened"...
The two first pages was from 2008, and then the last two pages are from almost 2013
plummet wrote:yes the sweet spot changes depending what type of riding your doing. But the sweet spot will still be about 5 knots give or take any one riding style.
eg the sweet spot for boosting on my 10m c4 is 23-28 knots. for wave riding its 19-24 knots
if i want to do a wave dedicated session 25+ knots i wouldn't put up the 10m and trim i'd put up the 8m....
For me a 1 kite quiver is out of the question. i want to ride all winds and i want to do it with varying styles that require different things from the kite. Thats why i have a split quiver as well. in low winds i want high aspect kites for great upwind and glidy jumps. i slowly morph into lower aspect kites until i'm at the wave specific reo which is my smallest kite
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